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MTV the First 1000 Years: R&B
     

MTV the First 1000 Years: R&B

 
Emphasizing '90s hits, with a couple of '80s tunes thrown in for good measure, the R&B portion of the program drops smashes by everyone from Teddy Riley to Timbaland. Jodeci, Johnny Gill, Brian McKnight, Tony! Toni! Toné!, and R. Kelly bring the straight R&B, while Blackstreet's down-low classic "No Diggity," PM Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," and

Overview

Emphasizing '90s hits, with a couple of '80s tunes thrown in for good measure, the R&B portion of the program drops smashes by everyone from Teddy Riley to Timbaland. Jodeci, Johnny Gill, Brian McKnight, Tony! Toni! Toné!, and R. Kelly bring the straight R&B, while Blackstreet's down-low classic "No Diggity," PM Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," and Aaliyah's immortal "Are You That Somebody?" take us to pop-hop heaven. Even if you don't consider yourself an R&B fan, this gives you the hits you want -- and need -- in one place, free of dross and full of soul sauce.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It may be hard to get beyond the title of Rhino's series MTV the First 1000 Years, which just may be the dumbest title in the first 1000 years of the recording industry, but the actual discs aren't bad at all. For instance, the R&B volume is an excellent compilation of urban hits from the '90s -- and, as of 1999, there weren't too many records that covered this territory well. MTV The First 1000 does this well, and, even if "What's Love Got to Do With It" sounds a little out of place here, the remaining 15 hits are all of a piece, whether they're slow ballads or new jack R&B. Although the collection isn't sequenced in chronological order, it winds up holding together very well, because the songs -- including "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)," "My Prerogative," "Bump N' Grind," "I Wanna Be Down," "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," "No Diggity," "If I Had No Loot," "All Around the World," "Are You Somebody?," "Forever My Lady," "Rub You the Right Way," "This is How We Do It," and "End of the Road" -- are so good. At the end of the '90s, there are very few compilations of '90s R&B, but even as they begin to proliferate in the '00s, this will stand as one of the better ones.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/1999
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227597627
catalogNumber:
75976

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Performance Credits

Boyz II Men   Track Performer
En Vogue   Track Performer
Johnny Gill   Track Performer
Tina Turner   Track Performer
Jodeci   Track Performer
Brian McKnight   Track Performer
Dr. Dre   Track Performer
Blackstreet   Track Performer
Bobby Brown   Track Performer
Aaliyah   Track Performer
R. Kelly   Track Performer
P.M. Dawn   Track Performer
Lisa Stansfield   Track Performer
Tony! Toni! Toné!   Track Performer
Montell Jordan   Track Performer
Brandy   Track Performer
Deborah Cox   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Bill Inglot   Producer
L.A. Reid   Composer
Daryl Simmons   Composer
Garson Foos   Executive Producer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Ed Paparo   Executive Producer

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